Take a Virtual Tour Here!



I hope this finds you well. On Monday, March 23, the governor of Virginia announced that all Virginia schools will be closed through the end of the school year. This means that Broadwater Academy’s campus and the Broadwater Academy International House are closed. Our faculty and staff are sad that we will not see our Broadwater family members in person, however, we are “virtually” open for admissions and education! Not only will we offer online/distance learning to our current students continuing “Education Beyond the Walls”, but the Admissions Office will now be online, also. 

If you or someone you know is interested in the benefits of a Broadwater education for the 2020-2021 school year, please email me at or submit an online inquiry form or application. During these unprecedented times, I will offer a personalized admissions process and experience for each family. That process can include online chats, Zoom conferences, online acceptances, and more. I am sad that we cannot meet in person at this time, but I will work diligently to help you in any way I can and look forward to the day you walk through the doors of Broadwater to join our family! 

Learning about and applying to Broadwater Academy is still as easy as 1, 2, 3! 

  1. Apply for admissions and/or tuition assistance or email me at if you would like to learn more or ask questions before you apply.
  2. For students entering Grades 1-11, complete the School Transcript and Records Release Form and email the signed form to so that I can obtain your child’s school records. For Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten applicants and all new Virginia students, send us the Virginia State School Entrance Form
  3. Let me know how I can best answer your questions and meet your needs. We can use Zoom to conference, an online chat, a virtual tour – whatever works best for you. 

After these three easy steps are completed, I will set up a time for you to visit and test with us in person after school reopens. Please know that your health and safety are most important to us!

Lastly, stay safe and well. Thank you for your interest in Broadwater Academy, and as we complete this online journey together, I am confident we will find that not only will your child benefit from all that Broadwater Academy has to offer, but that your child will be an asset to our school!

All my best,

Director of Enrollment Management and International Programs

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Broadwater Academy is an independent Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 school on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, one of the most pristine ecosystems on the Atlantic coast.

We prepare our students to be successful at the nation’s best colleges.

  • Broadwater’s challenging curriculum prepares students to be successful in college and beyond.
  • Founded in 1966, Broadwater Academy has sent graduates to over 250 colleges and universities in the US and abroad.
  • Most graduates attend colleges and universities Barron’s rates as “highly selective” and “selective.”
  • Among the school’s 1,450 alumni are doctors, lawyers, political leaders, and entrepreneurs.
  • The average combined SAT scores for the class of 2018 were just shy of 1300.
  • Broadwater Academy students earn almost two years of college credit before graduating through dual enrollment and Advanced Placement courses.
  • The Junior Independent Thesis and Senior Independent Thesis give students the research, writing, and presentation skills that will serve them the rest of their lives.
  • Students benefit from a wide array of opportunities to explore their interests and passions, from athletics to the arts to community engagement.
  • The level of academic excellence begins in Lower School and spirals up through each grade.

Our students engage with an unparalleled place-based learning environment.

  • The Eastern Shore’s coastal marshes, bays, and barrier islands constitute the purest ecosystem of its kind on the east coast. Broadwater partners with the Eastern Shore’s wealth of world-class research entities, including the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Eastern Shore Lab, the Long-Term Ecological Research Center, and the Nature Conservancy, to provide rich hands-on educational experiences for its students.
  • Teachers at every grade level ensure that students engage and learn from our community’s rural nature and rich cultural history.

Our teachers create a nurturing, safe environment in which every student is encouraged to fulfill their highest potential. 

  • A signature of the Broadwater experience is the care and attention faculty and staff provide to each student. From one-on-one Parent-Teacher conferences in Lower School to a customized college guidance experience in Upper School, your child will benefit from being a part of our Broadwater family.

Without a doubt, Broadwater Academy will prepare your child for a fulfilling life and career.

We warmly invite you to apply to be a part of our small community of learners, leaders, and environmental stewards.

Broadwater Academy admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Please start the process by taking a moment to fill out our New Student Inquiry Form. You may also contact our Director of Admissions, Carol Bowen,, 757-442-9041 ext 120, to set up a time to tour or to find out more information. We truly look forward to connecting with you.

New Student Inquiry Form

If you have toured our school and feel that Broadwater Academy would be an excellent fit for your child, we welcome you to apply.

New Student Application Form

The Director of Admissions will notify parents of the decision of the Admissions Review Committee. If a child is accepted for admission, it should be understood that the place can only be held by a completed enrollment agreement and a deposit for each student.

We understand that the admissions process can be challenging for families, and we know we can be helpful in making an appropriate match for your child, and supporting you through the process in whatever way we can.

Please feel free to contact Carol Bowen, Director of Admissions,, 757-442-9041 ext 114, at any time.